Floor Screeding Ferndown

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Floor Screeding Ferndown Dorset (BH22): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are renovating a property or basement or are hoping to install under floor heating, then you'll need to find a specialist floor screeding service to help you. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) on top of it. If you want your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.

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Whatever size room you are remodeling, a floor screeding specialist in Ferndown will be able to supply the experience and correct working practices to generate the perfect base for your flooring. They'll be able to advise you on the correct kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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They will also assess if a structural engineer is necessary to ensure any load bearing, point loadings and flex strength are satisfied in accordance with construction and building regulations.

Working with a qualified and skilled specialist will ensure that you get the proper type of screed for the room's allocated purpose and get the maximum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. A correct mixture of screed and the way it is laid is also critical to ensure the final durability of your floor surface.

There are several screeding contractors in and around Ferndown so try to get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For residential homes an estimate will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly initially, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. This means that you may need to correct any areas that could cause issues when laying your final flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Ferndown screeding companies must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The training and testing of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any project involving their materials.

For larger floor screeding projects in schools, shops, warehouses, hospitals, factories and pubs, dedicated commercial screeders in Ferndown will be required.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential flooring projects where the mixture of cement and sand is okay for basic footfall use. This mix uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of one millimetre each day.

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Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this compound of latex and cement is used to achieve SR1 level floor screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all forms of flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is required due to building factors, a polymer screed provides a high strength resolution to this problem. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the floor as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be employed. They are usually a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time critical projects.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professionals where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Ferndown. The improved strength and flex provided by the special fibres within this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum strength and durability is very important.


Screeding companies will need to prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. Any debris, grease, oil and paint on the original floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be eliminated.

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If any products are used in this process it is crucial to make certain that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and causing deviations on the final floor surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding contractor to take note of this preparation work and finish it before beginning to lay the screeding.

To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.

A further air-tight barrier may be required if your house is in a location that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a full ventilation system might be needed underneath the screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from the ground.

The final phase of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealant or primer. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base and membranes and different varieties exist based on which kind of screed is being used. These materials need experienced contractors to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.

This is the time that under floor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels will be positioned and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly fastened to prevent any movement whilst the screed is poured. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will give an even warmth all over the floor.

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If you're not putting in underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured. Your proposed use of the room will help the screeding specialist on which form of floor screed is best for your requirements. For quick drying screeds there will be at least 24 hours delay before it can be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. If you are aiming to wind up with a well finished and long-lasting floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the waiting period will be longer.

You can check the SR standard of the finished screed once it is hard enough for walking on. Through the use of a two metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less as measured across the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and specified as SR1.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the whole screeded surface.
  • SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is comparatively inconsequential the SR3 is the classification and should have a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

If your screed floor has been installed with particular loading in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to perform these soundness tests. This assessment will establish the overall strength of the screed surface and the viability for its intended use. A "drop hammer test" will be carried out at several areas on the screed and the outcomes noted. Only qualified structural engineers obeying the BS8204 regulations are allowed to carry out these tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Ferndown, Floor Screeding Ferndown, Floor Screed Ferndown, Screeding Ferndown).

Floor screeding services are available in Ferndown and also in nearby places like: Colehill, Clayford, Matchams, Little Canford, Ameysford, Tricketts Cross, West Parley, Canford Bottom, Canford Magna, Hampreston, Stapehill, and in these postcodes BH22 8NL, BH22 8HH, BH22 8AT, BH22 8HX, BH22 8AZ, BH22 8NH, BH22 8AW, BH22 8BS, BH22 8LH, and BH22 2EQ. Local Ferndown floor screeders will most likely have the dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH22. Verifying this will guarantee you're accessing local screeding. Ferndown property owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services. Click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get floor screeding estimates.

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When a floor's surface needs a certain amount of flexibility, it might be wise to use a latex self-levelling screed. Latex screeds come in 2 parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement based smoothing compound. The liquid latex solution replaces the water which is used in normal screeds, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

Used for levelling subfloors, this latex compound creates a surface for the laying of the final floor finish. Appropriate for sub-floors of concrete, asphalt, sand/cement, wood and stone tiles, this screed gives the ideal surface for the application of flooring adhesives that is resilient and smooth. If there happens to be any movement in the sub-floor this type of screeding will produce a crack-free, flexible finish on which to lay your final floor coverings.

When using a "floating" screed, for instance when screeding is being laid on top of underfloor heating, thicknesses of 50 to 75 millimetres may be needed, and latex screeds are not appropriate for this purpose.

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Also find: Hampreston floor screeding, Canford Bottom floor screeding, Canford Magna floor screeding, Stapehill floor screeding, Little Canford floor screeding, Matchams floor screeding, Clayford floor screeding, Ameysford floor screeding, West Parley floor screeding, Colehill floor screeding, Tricketts Cross floor screeding and more. Companies who do screeding can be found in the majority of these locations. These professionals, with their necessary expertise and know-how, excel in providing the best quality floor screeding services. Skilled in the art of screeding, they ensure the finest quality work, whether it's for domestic or commercial properties. For local householders seeking screeding services, it's a straightforward process to obtain quotes and gather information. All you need to do is click here. Does your property have floors that need screeding? Get a quote today!

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(This screeding Ferndown page was written on 19-06-2024)